Concrete Solutions Lab maintains a fully equipped construction materials testing lab and performs our onsite inspections with the most state-of-the-art equipment. We are equipped to provide a full array of inspection services for any sized project, from a single-family home to a major high-rise building. Our inspectors and engineers possess the required accreditations, the experience and knowledge required on all phases of the construction process. Concrete Solutions Lab offers our clients a full array of testing and inspections services through-out the entire construction process. See our list of services provided:

SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

Special inspections are inspections and testing to determine materials, fabrication, erection, and/or placement of components and connections critical to the structural integrity of the building are performed in accordance to approved drawings. These tests and inspections are performed by qualified individuals in accordance with A2LA and the NYCDOB SIA requirements.

Special Inspections List

  • Structural Steel – Welding
  • Structural Steel – Details
  • Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting
  • Structural Cold Formed Steel
  • Concrete – Cast-In-Place
  • Concrete – Precast
  • Concrete – Prestressed
  • Masonry
  • Wood – Installation of High-Load Diaphragms
  • Wood – Installation of Metal-Plate-Connected Trusses
  • Wood – Installation of Prefabricated I-Joists
  • Subgrade Inspection
  • Subsurface Conditions – Fill Placement & In-Place Density
  • Subsurface Investigations (Borings/Test Pits) TR4
  • Deep Foundation Elements TR5
  • Helical Piles (BB#2014-20) TR5H
  • Vertical Masonry Foundation Elements
  • Wall Panels, Curtain Walls and Veneers
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials
  • Mastic and Intumescent Fire-resistant Coatings
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Alternative Materials
  • Smoke Control Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Fuel-Oil Storage and Fuel-Oil Piping Systems
  • High-Pressure Steam Piping (Welding)
  • High-Pressure Steam Piping (Welding)
  • High-Pressure Steam Piping (Welding)
  • High-Pressure Steam Piping (Welding)
  • High Temperature Hot Water Piping (Welding)
  • High-Pressure Fuel-Gas Piping
  • Structural Stability – Existing Building
  • Excavations-Sheeting, Shoring & Bracing
  • Underpinning
  • Mechanical Demolition
  • Raising and Moving of a Building
  • Soil Percolation Test – Private On-Site Storm Water Drainage Disposal Systems, and Detention Facilities
  • Private On-Site Storm Water Drainage Disposal Systems, and Detention Facilities Installation
  • Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disposal Systems Installation
  • Soil Percolation Test – Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disposal Systems
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Chimneys
  • Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints (Fire stopping)
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Flood Zone Compliance
  • Luminous Egress Path Markings TR7
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators)
  • Post-Installed Anchors (BB# 2014-018, 2014-019)
  • Seismic Isolation Systems
  • Concrete Design Mix TR3
  • Concrete Sampling and Testing TR2

PROGRESS INSPECTIONS

Progress inspections are performed during the progress of work to verify substantial compliance with approved construction documents; inspections of selected materials, equipment, installation, fabrication, erection, or placement of components and connections; these inspections confirm compliance with approved documents and drawings.

Progress Inspections List

  • Preliminary
  • Footing and Foundation
  • Lowest Floor Elevation
  • Structural Wood Frame
  • Energy Code Compliance TR8
  • Fire-Resistance Rated Construction
  • Public Assembly Emergency Lighting

ENERGY CODE PROGRESS INSPECTIONS

Energy Code Progress inspections are performed during the progress of work to verify substantial compliance with approved construction documents that it meets the required level of energy efficiency of the building as per the approved Energy Code documents and drawings.

Energy Code Progress Inspections List

  • Protection of Exposed Foundation Insulation
  • Insulation Placement and R Values
  • Fenestration U-Factor and Product Rating
  • Fenestration Air Leakage
  • Fenestration Areas
  • Air Sealing and Insulation – Visual
  • Air Sealing and Insulation – Testing
  • Loading Deck Weather Seals
  • Vestibules
  • Fireplaces
  • Shutoff Dampers
  • HVAC and Service Water Heating Equipment
  • HVAC and Service Water Heating System Controls
  • HVAC Insulation and Sealing
  • Duct Leakage Testing
  • Electrical Energy Consumption
  • Lighting in Dwelling Unit
  • Interior Lighting Power
  • Exterior Lighting Power
  • Lighting Controls
  • Electrical Motors
  • Maintenance Information
  • Permanent Certificate
  • Solar Ready Equipment

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Concrete Solutions Labs performs an array of additional services to help support engineers, architects and owners evaluate and/or monitor various construction phases and issues, from low concrete breaks and vibration monitoring to building settlement/movement.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES LIST

  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Pre-Construction Survey
  • Crack Monitoring
  • Concrete Coring
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Windsor Probe Testing
  • Schmidt Hammer Testing
  • Test Pits
  • Concrete Mix Design
  • Concrete Design Mix Evaluations
  • Pile Load Inspection